May 7, 2007

Take Down

Swee’Pea and TheMonk have begun to play together like never before. In the past, they would play side-by-side or occasionally play together if they both wanted the same toy, but now they are really, really playing together.

A game they decided to initiate this weekend is “Hug. Hug. We all Fall Down.”

Bri usually initiates the first hug. Then, she’ll cling to TheMonk’s neck, buckle her legs and take down her brother in a move that would have made Hulk Hogan proud. To top it off, she’ll make sure that she’s on top of TheMonk and then she’ll start smacking his head and chest with her hand until we remind her to “play gentle!”

TheMonk doesn’t seem to mind, however. In fact, he’ll jump back up and start saying, “Hug. Hug?” until Swee’Pea responds by initiating her throw-down routine all over again.

It’s cute now but I gotta think, someday Swee’Pea’s going to regret this. I mean, he already outweighs her by 4 pounds or so. He ain’t gonna get any lighter.


  1. It sounds kind of like when Ane used to want to “play” with Tad. She ruled for a while (and constantly beat him up), but after looking at the two of them, everyone, including their pediatrician, said “He’s going to kick her butt soon.” He then discovered the great equalizer – she may have 19 extra months on him and six inches in height, but she ALSO has long hair. And he knows how to grab and pull. End of “play.”

    Comment by Deanna — May 8, 2007 @ 3:51 pm

  2. We’ll be in the x2 situation soon ourselves. And as fast as LA Mommy is growing, this one could be a boy. If that’s the case, he’ll probably be as big as dear old dad. LA Toddler won’t want to play hug, hug with him!

    But who am I kidding? It’ll be a girl. NOT that there’s anything wrong with that. I’m just sayin’…

    Comment by L.A. Daddy — May 8, 2007 @ 4:47 pm

  3. That’s awesome … and the thing that makes us wonder about having an onlie. He’s going to miss moments like that.

    Maybe I’ll just start tackling him and see how he responds …

    Comment by Mark D — May 8, 2007 @ 6:51 pm

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